• Ed Gaines

Dad And Two Children Earn Graduate Degrees At MSU Together

A father and his two children all graduated together on Thursday from a branch of Mississippi State University.

According to the Associated Press, Each of them earned a master's degree in education.


Commondre Cole, son Ja’Coby Cole and daughter Iesha Gully were among the 153 graduates this past Thursday at MSU-Meridian's spring commencement.


Sid Salter, an alumnus of the school, posted on Twitter

At MSU-Meridian’s commencement today, father Commondre Cole, his daughter Lesha Gully and his son Ja’Coby Cole all graduated with their Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Teacher Alternate Route degrees. MSU supports the program’s aim of preparing more qualified educators.



Commondre Cole and his

wife, Jessica Gully-Cole, also teaches — and that it was she who encouraged him to return to college with their children.









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